Dottin hits form ahead of series opener
Jamaica Gleaner article.
Kingston, Jamaica - Deandra Dottin warmed up for West Indies home series against New Zealand with an impressive display at Sabina Park yesterday.
Batting at No. 4 for Merissa Aguilleira's XI against Stafanie Taylor's XI, Dottin reached 42 off 48 deliveries when the rain stopped play in mid-afternoon. Dottin hit two fours and two sixes, one which flew over long on off Jamaica Under-17 male bowler Javelle Glenn who had figures of two overs for 33 runs.
Kyshona Knight, who put on 89 with Dottin for the third wicket, made an unbeaten 24. Openers June Ogle, 21, and Natasha McLean, 20, were also among the runs for Aguilleira's XI.
Five players from Jamaica's Under-17 male squad were brought in to add to the 17-member West Indies Women's squad.
Earlier, Kycia Knight, 22, and Juliana Nero, 24, put on 62 runs to give Taylor's XI a good start. Taylor added 19 also at the top of the innings, but her team slipped to 109 for six as six wickets fell for 47 runs.
Subrina Munroe added some excitement towards the end of the innings by scoring 21 not out. Anisa Mohammed 2-27 off 11 overs and Shanel Daley one for 20, also off 11 overs, were the most successful bowlers. Jamaica Under-17 player Ryan Bennett took 3-22.
Final scores: Stephanie Taylor's XI 161-8 off 55 overs; Aguilleira's XI 142 for 2 off 35 overs.
Sherwin Campbell, head coach of West Indies Women's team, described the day as "decent".
"The players got enough out of the day. They had a good opportunity to bowl and bat out in the middle," he added while noting they will practice again today at the same venue.
The West Indies Women's team is preparing for a three-match ODI Series against New Zealand on October 6, 8 and 10 to which entry to Sabina Park is free to the public.
Another warm-up match will be played tomorrow at Sabina Park to be followed by an official practice game against the Jamaica Under-17 boys' team on Wednesday at Up Park Camp.